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Italy fines Ryanair $5.12 million for not refunding flight tickets cancelled due to Covid-19 emergency

Italy’s antitrust authority fined Ryanair $5.12 million for not refunding customers for flights cancelled after June 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency, the watchdog said on Monday. The regulator added that the Irish airline had a “seriously unfair conduct” in cancelling planned flights, using the pandemic as the reason, and giving passengers vouchers rather than […]

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Belarus hijacks Ryanair passenger flight with fake bomb threat to arrest dissident journalist

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko scrambled a fighter jet to force a Ryanair flight travelling from Greece to Lithuania to land in Minsk so he could arrest a dissident journalist who is now facing the death penalty following an ‘outlandish’ bomb scare. Ryanair flight FR4978, carrying 171 passengers, had been flying from Athens to Vilnius when […]